Argos: in a Sainsbury's near you!

29 January 2015

argos logo Argos are branching out and embracing digital sales by opening up some concessions inside some Sainsbury's shops.

Initially, there'll be 10 mini-Argos stores at Sainsbury's, which will be open by summertime.

As Argos move away from relying solely on catalogues, this is a cheaper way for them to expand and, Sainsbury's themselves who are under increasing pressure from their rivals will welcome any extra footfall that comes their way.

The joint-statement said: "These new format Argos digital stores will provide customers with a choice of over 20,000 non-grocery products which they can either buy instantly in store via tablets, or reserve online for easy collection within hours, the same or the following day."

"An extended range of around 40,000 products can also be ordered in store for home delivery. The Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s will range in size from around 1,000 to over 5,000 square feet."

Sainsbury's are keen to grab more concessions as Argos is just one of 30 they'd signed-up, including Jessops and Timpsons.

Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, said: "These 10 Argos stores will complement our supermarket offer, giving customers the opportunity to shop for an extended range of non-food items.

"They will bring something new and different to our customers, and fit well with our strategy of making our supermarkets more convenient."

TOPICS:   High Street News

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